Ben Roethlisberger got some good news today when Fred Bright, the district attorney of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit in Georgia, announced he will not prosecute the sexual assault case against the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback.
"We are not condoning Mr. Roethlisberger's actions that night," Bright said at his news conference. "But we do not prosecute morals, we prosecute crimes."
Big Ben dodged one bullet, but he isn't out of the woods just yet.
His sexual assault case may be wiped out, but he faces the real possibility of being suspended by the NFL or the Steelers organization.
Roethlisberger can be punished by the league or the Steelers for conduct detrimental to the league and the Pittsburgh franchise, according to the player-conduct policy.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has stated on numerous occasions he will meet with Roethlisberger soon.
"We are concerned that Ben continues to put himself in this position," Goodell said last week.
Rumors are circulating that Steelers president Art Rooney is considering punishing Roethlisberger if Goodell doesn't.
I don't think Mr. Rooney has to worry about that at all.
Goodell will hand down a suspension to Roethlisberger and here are the five reasons why it will happen.